Alexa Skills - Developer Voice And Vote

Welcome to the Alexa Skills Feature Request site! This site enables Alexa Skills Developers to request and vote on features you’d like to see in the developer toolset and services for Alexa.

To keep this site purpose-driven and actionable, we moderate requests. Here’s some guidance on how to create great feature requests that can be evaluated by our development teams. For conversation, dialogue or help, you should visit our Alexa forums. We appreciate your input.

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  1. I would like to be able to rendering APL documents on Alexa Mobile app as a @viewPort profile. Any plan to support this?

    I would like to be able to render APL documents on Alexa Mobile app as a @viewPort profile. Any plan to support this?

    2 votes

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  2. Enable abilitng to see what’s playing on video devices via Alexa app

    I can currently see what is music playing on devices through the Alexa app but I do not have the ability to see what’s being watched via my video streaming devices.

    1 vote

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  3. Setting up routines and reminders through an API

    Allow development of custom app with feature compatibility with Alexa Companion App. This can be done through exposing functionality like setting up reminders, routines, address book, calling and messaging through either avs-SDK or expose server APIs.

    This will be particularly useful in Alexa for Business settings.

    13 votes

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  4. View/Sort Skills that are Screen/Display Ready

    It would be great to have way to see what skills are Echo Show/Spot/Any Screen and/or display ready.

    Otherwise people don't know what skills are just going to be audio, or have visuals on them.

    1 vote

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  5. Ability to add Skill instruction in routines

    When building routines, would be good to have an option to add a skill instruction and choose to run it as part of a routine.

    23 votes

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  6. Sharable Q&A Blueprint Skill

    Hi, I love the Blueprints option - it's perfect for what I want to do. However the MyQuestions blueprint as far as I can see is not sharable. Can a custom Q&A skill be developed which would be sharable? The other option I suppose is the share the account, but it would be awesome to be able to share.

    1 vote

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  7. Remove devices when disabling an alexa smart home skill

    When a user disable a smart home skill the devices connected to that skill are remain visible inside the Alexa app.

    The user cannot control them:
    - in the app under each device the misleading error "server is unresponsive" is showed under each device.
    - if controlling via voice the user receives the response: "the skill linked with X is not enabled, please enable the skill to control this device".

    still having the devices showed up is confusing for the user. That has to manually remove all the devices linked to the removed skill manually.

    So my request is to…

    10 votes

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  8. Disabling or Re-enabling the skill should not change device ID

    It would be nice to have a feature that would not change the device ID, when a skill is Disabled or Re-enablied.

    1 vote

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  9. Allow skills to change volume on device

    Enable a skill to adjust the volume

    16 votes

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  10. Skill Cards should appear at first if you open the Alexa App

    Since the new Alexa App update you have to go unter 'activities' to view the cards. This definitely harms UX since users have to first find this view and always have to navigate there. Many skills require quick user access to card resources which now suffer from the new changes. Right now if you open the Alexa App you just get the weather info and some recommendations what to say to Alexa. This does not to be very time critical information you want to get on startup of the app.
    I would appreciate some opinions on this topic from other…

    1 vote

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  11. Room awareness enhancement: add popular device types such as Fan, Air Conditioner, Set-top-box and let users change device type

    Room awareness enhancement: add popular device types such as Fan, Air Conditioner, Set-top-box and let users change device type to their favorite. Now Alexa app allows changing device type between Light and Switch for some smart plug devices. But it would be great if for any device, users can define it as light, fan, air conditioner or set-top-box... and the room awareness feature will help simplify voice command. Users just can say: turn on the air conditioner, turn on the fan...
    This device-type-changing feature will be very powerful when an infrared/RF universal remote control like Broadlink is connected to alexa.…

    90 votes

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  12. Start Alexa skills from Smarthome with the push of a button.

    We program skills with which people with speech and language disorders can train with alexa. the tests with the patients run well but the biggest problem the people have is pronouncing the invacation name. it would be great if you could start a skill by touch (Alexa app) like with google assistant for smartphones.

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  13. Display answers for skill reviews in the Alexa App

    Currently users can vote for a skill and give a short review (sometimes with questions, sometimes faulty operations or the rating means another skill). As developer/or user you can answer to this review on amazon.com/de/co.uk etc.
    But it isn't displayed in the Alexa App! Nobody can see it except on the website. But only very few users know that

    2 votes

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  14. Add option to disable skill timeout while developing

    Provide an option to disable skill timeout while developing Alexa apps. This would allow code to be debugged from end to end without receiving "The requested skill took too long to respond". It is not currently possible to step through code and review the output in the simulator without sending multiple requests.

    It would be incredibly valuable to allow the timeout to be optional while a skill is being developed.

    5 votes

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  15. Skill Marketplace Icon At Bottom Of Alexa App To Get Skills More Visibility In One Click

    Skill Marketplace Icon In The Bottom Of Alexa App Needed

    I think the skill marketplace needs a one touch icon at bottom of Alexa app to get to the skills marketplace section, right now there are too many steps to find new skills in the app.

    Having an icon at the bottom of the Alexa app would mean more exposure to skills.

    The way things are right now it requires far to many steps to go to the marketplace.

    Skills also need to have the ability to have feedback left on them by voice, the way feedback and reviews have…

    2 votes

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  16. kindle fire groups

    I would love the ability for my HD8 and other fire tables to be part of the group function within the app. This will allow for control over firesticks with a tablet as well as group tablets in music and room functions such as being able to say turn off lights in a room. I have tablets mounted in every bedroom in our house and unfortunately am missing these features

    2 votes

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  17. Track the answer of question asked to alexa

    If we asked a question to alexa and user answer it then there has to be a way to find that this answer is given by user for this perticular question. for ex. if alexa asked di you mean artist A or artist B or artist C and user answered artist C, then we should know that this answer is for this perticular question only.

    1 vote

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  18. Allow hiding sensitive information in Alexa App History

    Allow hiding sensitive information such as PIN codes in the Alexa App history. Capital One is doing this in their skill. Please enable other developers to do this.

    23 votes

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  19. Stop music from the app

    I want to be able to stop music (or a skill) from the Alexa App.
    Example use case:
    - Baby is sleeping, fell asleep to music on the Echo, I don't want to have to open the door and wake the baby up to stop the Echo
    - I play music from the Echo upstairs and leave it playing, and I don't want to have to go upstairs to turn it off

    10 votes

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  20. Kids skill support for India

    I want to develop Alexa kids skill for India, Could you please let me know when Amazon add support for it.

    2 votes

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